Is ovulation pain normal?

Despite it being a common experience, ovulation pain isn't necessarily something you just need to put up with.

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Couples who undergo IVF may cope better in stressful situations in the future.

The upside of IVF treatment

It seems unlikely, but there might be a silver lining for those who need to undergo in vitro fertilisation treatment.

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Adoption and Fostering

Chrissie and her sons.

It's not your place to judge my children's birth mothers

The word "lucky" is thrown around quite a lot in adoption conversations – lucky children, lucky parents, so lucky to have found each other. And people often tell me my children are "so lucky" to have me as their mother.

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Sparky Campanella realised he wanted to be a dad later in life.

Single, 54 ... and a new dad

Sparky Campanella never heard the thrumming of a biological clock. But his sense that he was missing out on something important in life boomed.

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There is a lot of money to be made from surrogacy - but not by the surrogate.

Why surrogates should be paid

There is a lot of money to be made from surrogacy - but not for the person who is carrying the biggest physical and emotional burden.

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Jon and Justin with Shannon during the pregnancy.

A surrogacy love story

Shannon Garner is all about spreading kindness in the world. That's one of the reasons she's penned her book Labour of Love, to show how the often misunderstood topic of surrogacy can actually be good news for all parties involved.

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A thoroughly modern family: Jon Cole, Elise, Justin Worthy and Shannon Garner.

Modern family

Love child: A surrogate's story

A surrogate mum and the parents of the baby she gave birth to tell their story. It took trust and courage - and a very detailed plan.

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